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A lot has been made, and rightfully so, about the starting unit for the Boston Celtics. As one of the most talented groups in the league, Kyrie Irving and Co. already have the league buzzing. But what about the bench?


Marcus Morris coined the phrase BWA, "Bench With Attitude," at Celtics Media Day when describing the reserve unit that he will be leading. And honestly, it kinda fits. While all talented players in their own right, it's hard to look at the Boston backups and not see the grit, grind, and toughness that they have across the board.

It's a bit of a contrast in style when looking at the starters vs. the reserves. The fluidity, style, and flash of the top five is mirrored by physicality, intensity and a mental edge off the bench. Marcus Smart won't back down from anyone, Terry Rozier's swagger makes him a monster on the court, and the brute strength of Semi Ojeleye and Aaron Baynes make opponents shy away from contact. Add the trash-talking, brash attitude of Morris you have a complete squad of bullies that can impose their will. There will be no resting for opposing teams when stars like Kyrie and Gordon Hayward leave the floor. Things will only get tougher.




What do you think should be the nickname for the Boston bench? Does BWA do the trick? Stay tuned for more Media Day reactions and training camp coverage!

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Connor Casey 9/24/2018 09:38:00 PM Edit
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